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Anterior Osteophytes Lumbar
UNCHANGED MILD L-1=L-2MODERATE L-2-3-4ANDL5-S1POSTERIOR OSTEOPHYTED DISC COMPLEX PROTRUSIONPRESISTANTUNCHANGEDMULTILEVELADVANCED DEEGENERATIVE LUMBAR?
An ostophyte is often referred 2 as a spur. In thritis as in the knee the body knows u have pain so 2 try 2 lower the #/sg in of pressure it layes more bone down 2 increase the wt bearing surface, wee c these as osteophytes, same with the hands and feet. In the foot usually the great toe. It is soft bone so a hard bump 2 them and lead 2 a small fx of ...Read more
I have osteophytes in my lumbar spine along with mild scoliosis. What's the prognosis for something like this?
That depends more on: Other factors including: smoking status, body weight, exercise routine and your family history of arthritis/spine issues. A mild scoliosis usually is not a factor and osteophytes are typical findings as we age. So by themselves, the mild scoliosis and osteophytes do not predict any prognosis. ...Read more
My xray result showed minimal lumbar spondylosis L5-S1 with mild disc space narrowing and endplate sclerosis and small ventral osteophytes. Meaning?
Meaning?: Presumably you didn't just wander into a radiology department & made an impulse purchase. Your doctor ordered the x-ray for a reason. What was it? The x-ray isn't the patient; you are. It has no "meaning" by itself. Your doctor is ethically obliged to interpret the test AS IT APPLIES TO YOU. Please repost & include what your doctor told you; or, if you haven't asked him/her, please state why not. ...Read more
X-ray revealed moderate upper lumbar scoliosis and osteophytes in lumbar vertebrae. Possible cause of severe low back and hip pain? Treatment options?
Early arthritis: Not sure why a 34yo has these problems. Your description of X-ray sounds like back spasm causing some local splinting and curvature, not classic scoliosis. Osteophytes typically seen in degenerative arthritis. Do you have autoimmune disease? Lupus? Psoriasis? Rheumatoid? ...Read more
My lower lumbar MRI spine without contrast says on the impression part. 1. Straightening of the normal lumbar lordosis. 2. L5-S1 diffuse disc bulging with endplate osteophytes abutting the dural sac in the central canal and bilateral L5 nerve roots in the
Back hurting, X-ray showed mild multilevel degenerative disc disease with multilevel anterior endplate osteophytes, meaning & treatment for this?
My back hurting X-ray showed mild multilevel degenerative disc disease with multilevel anterior endplate osteophytes, meaning & treatment for this?
Diagnosis critical: There don't seem to be many physicians who have skills in diagnosing back disease. Some rheumatologists and some physiatrists and some orthopedic surgeons, but the findings you describe are probably not the cause or related to the pain. ...Read more
Son 20 pain neck, upper mid back. ANTERIOR osteophyte C-4C-5 on MRI. Years later still painCan tiny osteophytes keep enlarging? Unusual in young men?
Osteophytes: Are most often due to degenerative arthritic changes, and can enlarge over time. However, anterior osteophytes do not often cause symptoms in and of themselves. A little unusual in your 20s, but not unheard of. ...Read more
I have the relapsing-remitting MS (rrms), would lumbar laminectomy be appropriate or a mistake? I have bone spurs also. I was only dx'd w/ms 1yr ago.
Bone spurs in my neck, a couple bulging discs and mild spinal stenosis in my lumbar. Could this cause a pinched nerve?
Tibiotalar degenerative changes are evident with anteriorly and posterior protruding osteophytes. What does this mean?
I have bone spurs in my lower back an d what can I do to manaage the pain. What is considered low impact exerise to help?
LBP: Consider weight control, postural changes, gentle stretching exercises, omega, etc. Low impact includes swim, walk, and bike. ...Read more
C5/6residual rparacentral disc osteophyte complex mild flatening & indent anterior aspect of cord-surgery with anterior fixation&fusion 2fix-soreneck?
Hard to say: The treatment options for someone with the MRI findings you are describing are based also on the degree of problem you have had with it and also with the understanding that many people can respond to nonoperative care. That being said, an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is the time tested surgery for that condition and is reasonably safe and effective. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
Osteophytes: Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/bone-spurs/basics/definition/con-20024478. Osteophytes are medical term for bone spurs. Most are asymptomatic (don't cause symptoms). So it's very important that you review your xrays w/doc who ordered them in order to interpret them in the right context. This applies to all tests. We treat patients, not numbers or xrays per se. Best wishes! ...Read more
My X-ray report says there is straitghtning of servical lordosis in keeping with muscular spasm. There are anterior marginal osteophytes with mild ass?
It means the bone --: Spurs located in the front of a bone. ...Read more
I have; Anterior Osteophytes, felt in middle of front neck. Had a whiplash injury 14yrs ago Will it get worse? (no symptoms as such). exercises help?
Xray shows mild multilevel degenerative disc disease with multilevel anterior endplate osteophytes. What does this mean?
Arthritis of spine: The end plates on either side of each vertebral bone articulate with the end plates of the ones above and below it. These can become enlarged over time with degenerative arthritis or following trauma. Eventually the space between the vertebrae becomes narrowed and pain sensitve structures like spinal nerves get pinched. ...Read more
Impression: status post cervical fusion at c5-c6-c7. Prominent anterior osteophytes are noted at the nonfused upper cervical levels. What it m?
I have endplate osteophyte and my back hearts really bad when its really cold out or if I pick up more then20 pounds and the back of my neck hurt at?
Degenerative arthiti: osteophyte [bone spur, like a barnacle, ] can affect the root of the nerve or other degenerative vertebra where arthritis sets in, movements, poor body mechanics when lifting, overweight, cold air contracts muscles of back too and add to the problem espec. If any surgery in past /metal devices ect. Keep warm, , heta pad, take otc like aleve (naproxen), acetaminophin, see dr if get worse. ...Read more
Is there a difference in symptoms from a POSTERIOR disc osteophyte C4-C5 vs a ANTERIOR osteophyte. Also normal for a young man in 20's? ThaNK YOU.
Yes, nerve pinching: A posterior osteophyte is a bony growth that is behind the vertebral disc, adjacent to the spinal nerve exit opening (foramen) and the facet joint. The posterior osteophyte can cause narrowing of the foramen, pinching the nerve. An anterior osteophyte is a bony grown in front of the disc where no nerve roots or joints are present; relatively benign. Atypical for a 20 something unless injured. ...Read more
Son 20 pain neck, upper mid back. POSTERIOR osteophyte C-4C-5 on MRI. Years later still painCan tiny osteophytes keep enlarging? Unusual in young mAn?
Bone spurs enlarge: Yes, an osteophyte/bone spur can enlarge with time as one ages. These can be a cause of pain if they impinge nerves and/or cause stenosis of the nerve canals. We do see spurs start to form even in teenagers but yes, your son is on the younger side to have spurs. The good news is that they don't necessarily cause pain and nonsurgical treatment still can often provide pain relief of spine pain. ...Read more
What does prominent anterior osteophytes at c6-7. scattered sclerotic changes. C5-6 multiple chronic appearing vertebral deformities & sclerotic changes are noted including biconcave surfaces of c3 & c4?
An osteophyte: Is a bone spur. Anterior is front. You have arthritic changes of the spine essentially. One needs to take into account clinical picture as well. What symptoms do you have? ...Read more
Is it an emergency or can I wait 3 weeks too see my neurosurgeon. No longer have feeling in my thumb, can't put arm behind back. C6 C7 osteophytes?
Depends on symptoms: What adds urgency to the situation is uncontrollable pain down the arm (s) or progressive neurological decline (increasing numbness and/or weakness in arms or legs, or difficulty in controlling bladder). If you are experiencing any of these, you should see a doctor sooner. ...Read more
If I lie on hard pillow on back of headand neck sometimes my right ear hurts? Could this be from degen cer disk disease and osteophytes?
Yes: An osteopath would be able to diagnose this symptom. In your age group the mechanism you describe would not be an unexpected explanation. ...Read more
Can a fall/back trauma cause djd? What is the difference between djd, sacrolitis and facet hypertrophy, osteophytes and stenosis/compression of l5-s
Yes. DJD= Degenerat-:
I've joint disease of a joint. Can affect any joint. If its in the back its called spondylosis; sacroiliitis= inflammation of the sacro-iliac joint, due to arthritis, injury or an infection;
facet hypertrophy= enlargement of the facet joints from arthritis; osteophytes= spurs of bone from arthritis;
stenosis= narrowing of the spine. Compression= pinching of a nerve from any cause. ...Read more
C6-C7 Broad based disc osteophyte complex with a superimposed focal central disc protrusion causing canal stenosis measuring 8.5mm. There is complete obliteration of the anterior posterior thecal sac space. There is mild anterior deformity.
Unclear: Numbness in hand from middle to pinky suggests ulnar nerve impingement. If bone spurs were related pattern would usually be different from this. However, a C8 root syndrome might produce this pattern. Try to draw a line around the area of numbness (including all parts that are numb - hand and arm). Show to doctor. EMG/NCV study could be helpful. ...Read more
I have osteophyte contact of the nerve root at the L5 S1 facet joint Also disk degeneration Recently I am feeling like the nerve in the anterior porti?
Nerve root pain?: Osteophytes are the body's way of spreading out the pressure in an area in which a joint or disc is wearing out. Sometimes those spurs can irritate nerve roots. The body often will compensate over time however, if weakness, burning pain and numbness occur then you should seek evaluation and treatment by an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon. ...Read more
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